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Northwest Missouri State University

Bearcat Marching Band (Photo by University Photography)
Bearcat Marching Band (Photo by University Photography)
Bearcat Marching Band (Photo by University Photography)
Bearcat Marching Band (Photo by University Photography)

 Marching Bands

Homecoming Parade

October 13, 2018

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The Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming Parade (October 13th) is once again a competitive event for bands, and will line up at 8:00 AM on the WEST side of the Fine Arts Building on the Northwest Campus.  Directors are asked to have their bands unloaded, fully dressed, and ready to step off by 8:30 AM.  Late arrivals will be accommodated as time and space will allow.  Late arrivals may be prevented from participating - so plan ahead!

Parade line-up

The parade route starts at the corner of Ray and College Avenue. It will proceed east to the main University entrance at Fourth Street, continue on Fourth, ending at Fourth and Main.  Marching Bands will be dropped off at the Fine Arts Building parking lot, then be picked up at a Valk Parking Lot.

View Parade Route View PDF

Please call Mr. John Bell (660-562-1952) or email ( if you have any questions.


Mr. John Bell
Artist in Residence
Director of Bands and Orchestra
Dr. Kathryn Strickland
Director of Athletic Bands
Assistant Professor of Percussion and Music Education


Thank you, in advance, for your participation!


Application Form

 October 13, 2018

 9 a.m. Step-off

Registration Deadline: TBA

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School Information
* School Classification:
* School Name:
School Address:
Zip Code:
School Phone:
Band Information
* Category: Competitive   Non-Competitive
Number of Playing Members: (not auxiliary)
Number of Auxiliary Members:
Official Name of the Band:
Director Information
* Director's Name:
* Cell/Work Phone:
* Email Address:
Number of Buses:
Number of Equipment Trucks:
Other Vehicles:
(please be specific)



Downloadable Maps View PDF


Event Locations

Event Locations

Valk Parking Log

Valk Lot

Fine Arts Parking Lot

Fine Arts Parking Lot